Statement of Senator Barack Obama on Illinois Flooding
U.S. Senator Barack Obama today released the following statement on this weekend's flooding and evacuations in the Chicagoland area:
"My thoughts and prayers are with all of those in the Chicagoland area who are experiencing flooding and those forced to evacuate their homes and businesses. My office is working with state and local officials to ensure our emergency response and disaster relief personnel have the resources they need to keep our communities safe. We must do everything we can to get our electricity up and running again, reopen our schools, and clear our roads as soon as possible. In the weeks ahead, I will work with Senator Durbin and members of the Illinois delegation to help Illinoisans recover from the damage."